Why Buy Another One?


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Why Buy Another One?

6 Mar 2020 2:59PM   Views : 769 Unique : 431

Every now and again I get the urge to buy some nice, new equipment. Having sold my Canon 50mm f1.8 a while ago, I thought I might like the f1.4, having forgotten that I've already got a 40mm f2.8 pancake lens. Anyway, I put it on the camera and took a trip around the garden, and quite honestly, it was lovely to use. I think I can do without the extra 10mm, and have saved myself £200 (used) in the process. Sometimes we forget that we have perfectly good gear and really don't need those expensive extras. This is taken at f2.8 - good enough for me.


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Umberto_V Avatar
8 Mar 2020 4:49PM
Wise decision. Sometimes i think we have tooo much stuff and that a lot of it just sits gathering dust. My wife has been ill for a long time but is starting to feel a bit better now and my camera gear has been sitting unused mostly because of that. I think i will take more pictures, especially when the better weather comes.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
8 Mar 2020 6:43PM
Hi Umberto. Your gear will seem like new if you haven't used it for a while. I always say, never again, but it's so tempting to get new stuff. But enough really is enough. Smile
Hoping your wife is on the mend.
JJGEE Avatar
JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
13 Mar 2020 7:38PM

Quote:Every now and again I get the urge to buy some nice, new equipment.

Same with me and not only camera gear !
Clothes from outdoor specialist Paramo for example, is my current main weakness


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